TruthRevolt already reported that 2015 will prove a record-setting year in terms of federal rules and regulations passed under the Obama administration, including those passed by the president's favorite measure, the executive order.
Now, Breitbart reports that Obama is poised to pass yet another executive action that could issue work permits to a large number of foreign college graduates every year in spite of the fact that American college graduates are increasingly out of work. The Department of Homeland Security reportedly plans to publish the proposed rule December 31, 2015.
This executive action, which directly bypasses Congressional lawmakers, is likely to reverberate across the presidential race, as GOP voters look to choose a nominee they believe will most effectively roll back the President’s still-expanding agenda. And it will certainly raise new security concerns as it covers categories of immigration utilized by migrants from the Middle East and nearby regions.
The 181-page rule focuses primarily on giving work-permits to foreign college-grads who will compete against Americans for white collar jobs, despite the large number of American graduates now stuck in lower-wage positions and struggling to pay off college debts. The rule will also make each foreign graduate much cheaper for U.S. employers to hire than many U.S.-born college grads.
“Obama has gone the Full Monty to bust the immigration system,” says immigration lawyer John Miano. “What is going on is he is effectively giving Green Cards to people on H-1B visas who are unable to get Green Cards due to the [annual] quotas… it could be over 100,000.”
The new rules to aid foreign college-graduates are an extension of his earlier efforts to bypass popular laws against illegal immigration, said Miano, the co-author of a new book about the painful impact of the white-collar guest-worker programs, titled “Sold Out.”
But this push has not come out of nowhere. Breitbart notes that in 2012, Obama began laying the groundwork for what was to come concerning work permits by bypassing illegal immigration laws. In the process, the president awarded work permits to at least 800,000 foreigners who were not just here to attend college, but who were the children of illegal immigrants. In 2013, under President Obama approximately 2 million foreign workers were granted the ability to gain employment here in the U.S.
"The objective here is to strip American workers of their protections from foreign labor embodied in the Green Card quotas," Miano said. Breitbart adds:
The annual award of Green Cards — and vital preliminary work-permits — is limited by quotas that mostly impact the many Indian and Chinese graduates who come to the United States as H-1B guest-workers, or who first arrive as students and later start working in the United States via the Optional Practical Training and H-1B programs.
Roughly 650,000 foreign graduates are working in the United States for roughly 5 years each under the H-1B program. Roughly 120,000 foreign graduates of U.S. colleges are working in the United States for two years each via the OPT program, often called the ‘mini-H-1B program.’ Without this new regulation, most of those foreign graduates will return home after several years, forcing companies to hire U.S. graduates in their place.
The foreign graduates typically get entry-level jobs that would otherwise go to new U.S. business graduates, designers, doctors, programmers, engineers and scientists. Also, the foreign graduates are used to replace mid-level American professionals once they seek mid-career pay-raises to help pay for mortgages and child-rearing.
According to the pending regulation, “many of these changes are primarily aimed at improving the ability of U.S. employers to hire and retain [foreign] high-skilled workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents (LPRs), while increasing the ability of such [foreign] workers to seek promotions, accept lateral positions with current employers, change employers, or pursue other employment options.”
Obama's policy essentially creates real economic incentive for American companies to hire foreign college graduates over American ones. Miano asserts that this proves Obama's preference for foreigners over Americans.
"Notice that when foreign workers are going to lose their jobs, Obama has DHS make protecting their jobs the agency’s highest priority," Miano told Breitbart.
We notice, Miano. We definitely notice.